“Pay disparities for women and people of color remain a persistent issue in our city and country, hampering economic opportunities. The inequities for Black women are particularly striking, with our making 58 cents for every dollar earned by a white man. These disparities are not just unfair, but also harmful to our economy and communities. As a majority-women Council, we remain committed to achieving pay equity for Black women and all New Yorkers. On this Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, we express our continued commitment towards the goal of ending the gender and racial pay gap for good.”